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!!!!! FIRE SYSTEM MAINTENANCE !!!!!!

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!!!!! FIRE SYSTEM MAINTENANCE !!!!!!

Install the safety pin into the fire bottle.

Remove the actuator cable. move the cable using the t-handle to be certain it slides easily in the sheath. Lube with graphite. 

Order new cable from Lifeline if it does not move or has resistance.

http://www.lifeline-fire.com/pullcables.aspx

 

 

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4 hours ago, Bill Strong said:

!!!!! FIRE SYSTEM MAINTENANCE !!!!!!

Install the safety pin into the fire bottle.

Remove the actuator cable. move the cable using the t-handle to be certain it slides easily in the sheath. Lube with graphite. 

Order new cable from Lifeline if it does not move or has resistance.

http://www.lifeline-fire.com/pullcables.aspx

 

 

Or lube with dry chain lube.  Less mess.  Won't attract dirt either.

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Not sure if the inspiration for this post was the car that had the fire on the first lap at Daytona, but I will back Bill up on this necessity.  The bottle had some type of rotary actuator I have not seen before, when the handle was pulled it did not actuate.  The driver pulled several times, it would not work.  He pulled it frantically and the cable came all the way out of the sheath but the system did not actuate.  I'll get more info from the team on what they find once they dig into the issue this week.

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Another thing to check is if the chemical you are using matches the nozzles in your system. Afff and Novec will not properly work with halon nozzles. 

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